Your bathroom is a place that you visit several times a day. If you happen to have guests over, it's more than likely that they’ll be using it as well. For these reasons, you may want to think about ways to make this small but very important room more attractive. Aside from adding the odd air freshener and wall art, why not consider going a bit further? If you are thinking about an upgrade, you may be wondering where to start. There are a number of areas of your bathroom that you can remodel for major impact on looks and function.
Read on for five ways to make your bathroom more attractive.
Change the basin
When remodeling your bathroom, you could consider changing the basin to create a beautiful focal point and set the tone of the bathroom. There are a number of different designs presently trending for you to choose from. Traditional approaches include the space-saving and cost-effecctive pedestal style which is suitable for guest baths, contemporary wall-mounted designs that free up floor space, wide countertops that accommodate two sinks which are ideal for high-traffic family bathrooms, and corner styles for awkward layouts. Once you've decided on the model of basin, you can then go on to pick a faucet. Some tips to consider: be sure the proportion of the faucet works with the size and shape off your basin, and match the styles for a sleek, well thought-out look. You can then call in a professional to help you install your new basin. If you can’t afford to get a brand new basin and want to remodel your bathroom, you could always consider freshening up what you have instead, such as painting a wooden vanity.
Install a new shower
Another area of your bathroom to consider remodeling is your shower or bathtub. Some remodel ideas for a walk-in shower include using feature tile to add color and texture, adding floor to ceiling glass panels, statement shower door handles, and using a ceiling-mounted, rainfall showerhead. Before jumping in to remodel your bathroom, you should consider what your budget is as doing so can be pretty expensive. You should also think about how much time it will take, develop a work schedule, take measurements, and most importantly, find reliable contractors. It will also be well worth checking for any hidden problems like water damage, old corroded plumbing, improperly vented plumbing, and structural deficiencies in the floor framing. After taking these aspects into consideration and coming up with a viable plan, you can then go ahead to revamp your shower.
Replace your toilet
The toilet in your bathroom can have an impact on how attractive it looks. If you have a toilet that is relatively old, you should think about changing it. Some things that should influence your decision when trying to choose the right toilet for your bathroom include the size of the toilet, its height as well as how well it functions. Regarding the size, ideally, you should choose something that is proportional to the size of your toilet and doesn’t take up too much space. In terms of comfort, most people apparently find elongated toilet bows more comfortable. However, in the case where the bathroom is small, around bowl may be better for saving space and may work out slightly cheaper. Another characteristic of a toilet that could influence comfort factor is the height of the toilet. Ones that happen to be taller are practical as they tend to make the bathroom accessible to all users irrespective of mobility as they usually make sitting and standing fairly easier. Another thing to look at when choosing a toilet is the style, and you can choose from a two-piece, one-piece, which tends to be costlier, and wall-mounted toilets for more drama. If you opt for the wall-mounted toilet, you should note that maintenance could mean reopening the wall which makes it relatively more expensive.
Redesign the window
Most bathrooms have a window for ventilation purposes. The size of the window often varies, however, it makes a difference in the outlook of the space. There are many window designs you could choose from if you decided to change the one you presently have. If you want a tall and wide window, you could opt for a focal-point design; wall-to- wall windows are ideal for an intimate view of the surrounding landscapes. If you want a glimpse of the outdoors and prefer something more stylish on the other hand, then a porthole window might work. If you don’t want to change the entire frame or shape of the window, then alternatively you could opt to use a company such as US Window & Door to give you new windows that are uniquely designed to fit your home. This could add a freshness to your bathroom and give it a new feel.
Change the cabinets
The cabinets in your bathroom are usually used to store things you use on a daily basis. Over time, it’s likely that they might become a little worn depending on the material they’re made from. You should think about changing the cabinets to give the bathroom a more modern touch as well as more storage space if you want to increase the value of your home. Simplicity, color contrast, and modern designs are also some other things to think about. Ultimately, you should opt for something that has a high-quality design, style, and color and that will suit the layout and space of your bathroom.
Remodeling your bathroom not only makes it look more attractive, but it can also add value to your home. This should be more of an incentive to invest as you’ll get a return if and when you decide to sell your house. Remodeling your bathroom can be a lot of fun and can also help you discover your hidden creativity. Hopefully, when you get to the stage that you’re ready to make some changes, you’ll refer back to this article for some tips.